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J Geils dead at 71

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posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 06:11 PM
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Another rock and roller has passed away and gone to that big Rock Concert in the Sky:


J. Geils, the guitarist who lent his name to the J. Geils Band, which in the early 1980s produced a string of catchy pop hits, including “Love Stinks,” “Freeze-Frame” and “Centerfold,” was found dead on Tuesday at his home in Groton, Mass. He was 71.

The Groton police said officers found Mr. Geils in the late afternoon after they were asked to check on him. Mr. Geils, whose full name was John Warren Geils Jr., appeared to have died of natural causes, the police said. No other details were given.

www.nytimes.com...

Not my favorite band by any means, but the tunes were often catchy, and representative of the 70s....IMHO.

Not sure what a well-being check is, but seems to me he has some health issues.
www.wcvb.com...



edit on Wed Apr 12 2017 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Grew up with the freeze frame album.
Wonder why he didn't have someone close who could check on him?

Hope they're all jammin'!

edit on 12-4-2017 by TNMockingbird because: *thumbs up* on the avatar! Just noticed it : )



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 06:41 PM
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Still have Freeze Frame on my playlist. It is a little upbeat for this kind of news, but it's also the best known of their songs I think.



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 06:51 PM
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Hey mate, do me a solid and tell me how to go about writing an introduction, just joined
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posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Ive never heard of the man or the band, but I'm sure he's in good company in Rock Heaven.



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 07:00 PM
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originally posted by: Tim2win
Hey mate, do me a solid and tell me how to go about writing an introduction, just joined
reply to: TNMockingbird


Oh well hello there
You'll want to go here...
CLICK HERE
and you may introduce yourself there.
We'll follow along.

edit on 12-4-2017 by TNMockingbird because: so funny!



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 07:04 PM
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Cheers
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posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 07:07 PM
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Hate to seem like a dunce but I don't know where to click



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 07:09 PM
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Sorry I'm wrecking your thread



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 07:12 PM
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Bummer.

Not one of my favorite bands but loved, "Love Stinks" for the great, heavy guitar riff.

This news sucks. And the teenage years flow on.



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 07:16 PM
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Ok, I think I have the hang of things, thanks for the help and sorry for the bother, condolences also for the dude in your op



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 07:18 PM
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He left us with some great music.

Peace



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 07:31 PM
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I live on a ship and our internet is bull# but I'll give it a listen when I get back on shore
.......feel like a dick here but how do I start a thread, you were the first one off the top



posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 08:21 PM
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Don't forget centerfold.



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posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

The J. Geils Band is mostly known for their 80's pop hits, but they were THE rockin' party band of the early 70's.




posted on Apr, 12 2017 @ 10:19 PM
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If you know J. Geils Band from Freeze Frame, you don't really know them. They were a much better live band that didn't translate very well to the studio. "Blow Your Face Out" is their quintessential album. By the way, Geils was the guitarist, the lead singer's name is Peter Wolf and he's still making music occasionally.


www.youtube.com...
edit on Wed Apr 12 2017 by DontTreadOnMe because: attempt to embed vid



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 05:10 AM
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I agree although I was never a big fan ,he was sort of an icon of the era,heard one of his songs,you heard em all lol,rest in peace brother,keep the path open for me



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